A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Some Hard Truths about Egypt's Economy

Economics may be the. "dismal science," and a lot less inspiring than political change, but the roots of Arab Spring were economic ones, aqnd the future of Egypt in particular will be closely bound up with how any new government, of whatever political coloration, addresses the country's profound economic problems. Jon Alterman at CSIS reminds us of these hard truths. A necessary read.

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